New England, probably Massachusetts
White pine, gold giltwood frame
25.5” x 34.5”
Provenance: Purchased from an estate sale by George Arnold of Delray Beach, Florida; Leigh Keno.
This over mantel painting is a rare folk art survivor depicting a group of American whalers taking a sperm whale off the coast of a mountain landscape. This is a rare subject for over mantel paintings and possibly hung in the home of a whaling captain.
Condition: Surface survives in untouched condition with areas of expected wear. Splice of wood added where two boards separated, in-painted at join.